On Sunday June 8th from 12:30-3:30pm, the library welcomes members of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society. They will be on hand to assist people in looking up information about their ancestors. Half hour sessions are available for registration in advance, as well as walk-ins. You do NOT need to be of Irish descent. Bring any information you already have along with your questions. Especially useful will be the names of parents and grandparents, their dates of birth and where they were born or lived. The volunteer researchers will do their best to find answers, which can sometimes be surprising! Please call the library at 237-0891 for additional information or to register.
Lifelong Learning Archive
We couldn’t think of a better photo exhibit to host in our space, which just happens to be a restored D&H Railroad Freight Depot. “Trains at Night” from William Gill offers a unique look at our railroad heritage and a glimpse into a world that most of us do not notice enough. Our opening reception will take place this Thursday from 6 to 7:30pm, and William will be available to answer questions and to talk about his photos. We are also hosting a display of D&H Railroad memorabilia from the collection of Edward Moulton. For more information please contact the library at 237-0891.
On Saturday February 1st, the library will be participating in the 2nd Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day” celebration, which was fostered by a children’s librarian in Waterford, Ct. (great ideas come from places named Waterford don’t they) During the day, children are invited to come in and share in a storytime, create a craft and receive a free book and bookmark. We hope to issue some first library cards to children as well! Story-times will take place at 11am, 12 and 1pm. For additional information please contact Liz at 237-0891.
The library will debut its new book club on Wednesday Sept 25th at 10:30am, where we will be discussing the legal thriller “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Copies of the book are available for reserve at the library or through the online catalog. We look forward to a good turnout and for a lively discussion!